Tools and materials
Mini paint roller kit
No-primer spray paint (we used White Knight ‘Squirts’ paint & prime spray paints)
Paint brushes (including angled brush)
1. Clean the crates
Wipe the crates with a cloth to ensure they’re free from debris and dust. Lay a drop sheet over the area you’ll be working and place the crates upside down over the sheet.
2. Paint the outside
Wearing protective gloves, glasses and a safety mask, apply the paint using a back-and-forward motion, working over the base and around the edges. Apply two to three coats of paint, leaving the paint to dry between each coat.
3. Paint the inside
When the last outside coat is dry, turn the crates over to spray inside, working around the sides and over the base for even coverage. Apply two to three coats of paint, leaving the paint to dry after each coat.
4. Fill your crates
Once the last coat of paint is dry, your crates are now ready to be used as storage for whatever you like.
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Photography credit: James Moffatt